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I'm trying to create a router and I'm wondering if this hardware is sufficient for home usage. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816101364

I was looking at using Untangle as an OS but if their is a better Operating System I would be willing to switch.
post #2 of 11
I would have to say that just about anything is sufficient for home usage. I am interested in why you are spending close to 400 dollars on something when home use routers are available for much less? You could always create a VM on your sig rig and install an OS to play with home router stuff if you're just interested in trying it out.
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I would have to say that just about anything is sufficient for home usage. I am interested in why you are spending close to 400 dollars on something when home use routers are available for much less? You could always create a VM on your sig rig and install an OS to play with home router stuff if you're just interested in trying it out.

It is a bit overkill isn't it? I like having dedicated platforms, I was hoping that a dedicated router would make my network more efficient. A lot of large files are moved between computers and the servers located in the apartment.
post #4 of 11
I bet you find its irrelevant and something like this does just as good of a job with 100% less administration requirements

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122326&Tpk=netgear%203700
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Does it do the virus scanning for all the packets and allow for a VPN.
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Unsure on VPN, and I don't believe so on antivirus. I'm not saying this device does everything, but I get the feeling that building your own router seems cool, but loses its novelty a couple months after and you realize something cheaper would have been just as good. I could be wrong, so I am only making suggestions.
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Unsure on VPN, and I don't believe so on antivirus. I'm not saying this device does everything, but I get the feeling that building your own router seems cool, but loses its novelty a couple months after and you realize something cheaper would have been just as good. I could be wrong, so I am only making suggestions.

The coolness factor does play in I will not lie. I was thinking a custom router would be cheaper then this to be honest but people recommended servers with dual Gigabit Intel NICs.
post #9 of 11
if your going th ewhole hog id use that thing as a home server, use a linux distro and you can have it as fileshare, vpn, antvirus, webhost and email all in one, thats if your wanting a play box,
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I will never bash on someone going overkill for something because its fun to play with, as long as they aren't telling me what they are looking to do is required, which you have not. I would think you would be able to do something with a VM on your sig rig though for testing purposes at first, then buy hardware later. There has been several times where I went for flashy, then realized later maybe it was dumb and regret it. As stated above, with a PC like that, you could use it for just about everything, which you would not be able to do with a home office unit.
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